Saturday, September 27, 2014

Nail Art: #31DC2014 Day 27 Inspired by Artwork

I love Alphonse Mucha. I have been a fan of his work since the first moment I saw it, and have been lucky enough to visit the Mucha Museum in Prague, Czech Republic. I knew that his work was what was going to be my inspiration for today's "Inspired by Artwork", but I kept lamenting over the fact I can't paint like Mucha. Finally I realized that inspired by doesn't mean reproduce or copy. Therefore I based my design on the tones and shapes I saw in two pieces of which I have small prints: Poetry, from the Four Arts (1898) and Lorenzaccio (1896). I started with a base of Color Club Mod in Manhattan, a favorite off white. Then I stamped with Born Pretty Store plate QA90, which I have had problems with in the past, but served it's purpose here. I used Maybelline Bold Gold for that stamp. Then I stamped another image from Born Pretty Store plate QA88 in Revlon Trendy. I think the tones and shapes mimic what I am seeing in these two pieces.

I would literally paint my walls in Mucha pieces if I could, I love the beauty, romanticism, and reverence he displays in his subjects. I hope my nails remind others of his work! If you don't know Alphonse Mucha, you should immediately google him and let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. This is just gorgeous! I love how you drew from your inspiration!

  2. Thank you Jenny! I hoped it looked like like my inspiration! I just didn't want to butcher his work by trying to copy it!

  3. Wow, I haven't seen a design like this before it looks amazing! Can't stop looking at it :) xx

  4. That is really nice of you to say, thank you!


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